Friday, 21 November 2008

Cafe Chic & Coffee Colours!

The Daring Cardmakers Dare for this week is:

"cafe chic"
"I'm a bit of a cappuccino girl, so I want cards inspired by coffee!! Coffee colours, cup shaped cards, card layout inspired by a coffee jar label, using coffee beans on your card, coffee shop logos on your cards etc etc"

So, not wanting to do the whole card in browns and creams, I choose 'Coffee with Pals' collection from Now That's Funky - well, I just had to with a collection with that name! Each of the layers have been inked with chestnut Whispers pad. The ribbon is from my stash and the buttons were kindly donated by Lynsey - I asked if I could have a few buttons which looked like coffee beans and she brought me a jar full of brown buttons for me to sort through! Needless to say, she picked these three for me and I think they date from around the 1970's - aren't they fab?! Lynsey is the button queen!

  • Backing papers: Coffee with Pals collection from Now That's Funky
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Buttons: Kindly donated by Lynsey!


  1. Gorgeous card the colours are fabulous and so is the matting and layering. Mmm think I'll go and have a cappucino now!


  2. What a splendid card! Each time I see the card I think the buttons really are coffee beans until I give them a second look!

  3. Love those stacked, off set squares and the buttons are fab! What's Lynsey's address and does she take bribes? ;o)

  4. This is great, love the buttons!

  5. Great card Ruth. Ilove the layout and the colours. Pascale :)

  6. Like the buttons on this card, i like the organza bow coming through the holes!

  7. Yep I'm open to bribes ;) Chocolate works well and Ruth has my address so ask her :) Glad the buttons have been put to such a good use - they look fab :)

  8. Ruth this card has turned out fab. I love the layered effect you have with the buttons on top..I think this might be a bit of an inspiration for some demonstrations I have to make this week! If that's OK of course!!!
    Anice xx


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